Stephen R Donaldson Books in Order

The Stephen R Donaldson books have become so popular over the years that generation after generation, people keep going back to them.

If you're just starting with it and want a reading list, you're in luck. Here we list out all the Stephen R Donaldson books in order; keeping in mind various factors like the publication year, reviews, its popularity among readers, etc.

It’s always a good idea to read such book titles in sequence so that you don't miss out on the story plot and its discussions in the book clubs.

Publication Order of Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant Books

Lord Foul's Bane

Stephen R. Donaldson 1977

“Covenant is [Stephen R.] Donaldson's genius!”—The Village VoiceHe called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in this strange alternate world on which he suddenly found himself.Yet the Land tempted him. He had been sick; now he seemed better than ever before.

Through no fault of his own, he had been outcast, unclean, a pariah. Now he was regarded as a reincarnation of the Land's greatest hero—Berek Halfhand—armed with the mystic power of White Gold. That power alone could protect the Lords of the Land from the ancient evil of the Despiser, Lord Foul.

Except that Covenant had no idea how to use that power. . . .

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The Illearth War

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1977
Returning to the Land, after forty years of its time, Thomas Covenant finds the powers of evil, under Lord Foul the Despiser, fully unleashed and assumes the responsibility of finding a way to defeat Lord Foul Read More

The Power That Preserves

Stephen R. Donaldson 1977

“A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication.”—Los Angeles TimesTwice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange otherworld where magic worked. Twice before he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land.

Now he was back—to a Land ravaged by the armies of Lord Foul. The Lords were besieged and helpless. No place was safe, and Foul's victory seemed certain. Only Covenant could avert it. Desperately and without hope, he set out to confront the might of the Enemy.

Along with him traveled a Giant, a Bloodguard, and the madwoman he had wronged. And in Foul's Creche, Lord Foul grew in power with each new defeat for the Land. . . .

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Gilden-Fire

Donaldson, Stephen 1981
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Chronological Order of Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant Books

Lord Foul's Bane

Stephen R. Donaldson 1977

“Covenant is [Stephen R.] Donaldson's genius!”—The Village VoiceHe called himself Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever, because he dared not believe in this strange alternate world on which he suddenly found himself.Yet the Land tempted him. He had been sick; now he seemed better than ever before.

Through no fault of his own, he had been outcast, unclean, a pariah. Now he was regarded as a reincarnation of the Land's greatest hero—Berek Halfhand—armed with the mystic power of White Gold. That power alone could protect the Lords of the Land from the ancient evil of the Despiser, Lord Foul.

Except that Covenant had no idea how to use that power. . . .

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The Illearth War

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1977
Returning to the Land, after forty years of its time, Thomas Covenant finds the powers of evil, under Lord Foul the Despiser, fully unleashed and assumes the responsibility of finding a way to defeat Lord Foul Read More

Gilden-Fire

Donaldson, Stephen 1981
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The Power That Preserves

Stephen R. Donaldson 1977

“A trilogy of remarkable scope and sophistication.”—Los Angeles TimesTwice before Thomas Covenant had been summoned to the strange otherworld where magic worked. Twice before he had been forced to join with the Lords of Revelstone in their war against Lord Foul, the ancient enemy of the Land.

Now he was back—to a Land ravaged by the armies of Lord Foul. The Lords were besieged and helpless. No place was safe, and Foul's victory seemed certain. Only Covenant could avert it. Desperately and without hope, he set out to confront the might of the Enemy.

Along with him traveled a Giant, a Bloodguard, and the madwoman he had wronged. And in Foul's Creche, Lord Foul grew in power with each new defeat for the Land. . . .

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Publication Order of The Second Chronicles: Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever Books

The Wounded Land

Stephen R. Donaldson 1980

“Wounded Land is . . . a deeper, richer world than that presented in the previous volumes. . . . [Stephen R.] Donaldson is extending himself, creating a fuller, more mature world of imagination.”—Seattle Post-IntelligencerFour thousand years have passed since Covenant first freed the Land from the devastating grip of Lord Foul and his minions.

The monstrous force of Evil has regained its power, once again warping the very fabric and balance of the Land. Armed with his stunning white gold, wild magic, Covenant must battle not only terrifying external forces but his own capacity for despair and devastation.

His quest to save the Land from ultimate ruin is exciting and heroic as ever.

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The One Tree

Stephen R. Donaldson 1982

“The hottest fantasy writer since J.R.R. Tolkien!”—The Washington PostThomas Covenant, accompanied by Linden Avery, begins his search for the One Tree aboard the giantship Starfare's Gem. Armed with the knowledge given to him in Andelain by his trusted friend, the Forestal Hile Troy, Covenant was determined to succeed.

He was the last hope for the salvation of the Land. Only he had the power to forge a new Staff of Law and return to the Land to stop the encroaching desecration of the Sunbane and the bloody sacrificial rites of the Clave.But fate decreed that the journey was to be long, arduous, and fraught with danger as Covenant and his companions are assailed by powerful forces whose sole purpose is to ensure the failure of their quest.

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White Gold Wielder

Stephen R. Donaldson 1983

White Gold Wielder: the stunning conclusion to Stephen Donaldson's extraordinary fantasy sagaThomas Covenant realized that despite their awful failure on the Isle of The One Tree, there was no alternative but to return to the Land and fight. Mhoram had warned him: “.

. . In the end, you must return to the Land.”After a long and arduous journey overland, the company reaches Revelstone. Following a fiery showdown with Gibbon Raver, Covenant discovers that he can come to terms with—and control—his awesome power.

As he readies himself for the final showdown with Lord Foul, the Despiser, Thomas Covenant knows he has the answer at last.

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Publication Order of Last Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant Books

The Runes of the Earth

Donaldson, Stephen R. 2004

New York Times bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson presents the first novel of the four-volume finale to the series that’s become a modern fantasy classic: The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant. Thomas Covenant lost everything. Abandoned by his wife and child, sick and alone, he was transported while unconscious to a magical, dreamlike world called the Land.

Convinced it was all a delusion, Covenant was christened The Unbeliever by the Land’s inhabitants—but gave his life to save this new-found world he came to regard as precious. Ten years after Covenant’s death, Linden Avery still mourns for her beloved companion.

But a violent confrontation with Covenant’s son, who is doing the evil Lord Foul’s bidding, forces her into the Land, where a dark malevolence is about to unmake the laws of nature—and of life and death itself. It is here that she comes upon Esmer, son of the Dancers of the Sea, a creature of strange powers who draws Linden backwards through time to witness Thomas Covenant’s return to life, and to reinvent the mysterious, dangerous, and violent history of the Land.

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Fatal Revenant

Donaldson, Stephen R. 2007
A sequel to The Runes of the Earth finds Linden Avery returning to the Land in search of her kidnapped mentally ill son, whom she discovers fully healed and at the side of her believed-dead beloved Thomas Covenant leading an attack on Revelstone. 100,000 first printing. Read More

Against All Things Ending

Donaldson, Stephen R. 2010
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The Last Dark

Donaldson, Stephen R. 2013

“It will take a long time for fans or critics to digest and appreciate Donaldson's almost 40-year achievement. But in time “T he Chronicles of Thomas Covenant” will be seen as one of the self-defining works of the third millennium, our equivalent in scope and ambition of earlier epics and fantasies, from Virgil's “Aeneid” to Tennyson's “Arthurian Idylls” and Tolkien's “Lord of the Rings,” the last now a lifetime (Donaldson's own) in the past.

” -The Wall Street JournalCompelled step by step to actions whose consequences they could neither see nor prevent, Thomas Covenant and Linden Avery have fought for what they love in the magical reality known only as "the Land." Now they face their final crisis.

  Reunited after their separate struggles, they discover in each other their true power--and yet they cannot imagine how to stop the Worm of the World’s End from unmaking Time.  Nevertheless they must resist the ruin of all things, giving their last strength in the service of the world's continuance.

 

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Publication Order of Berserker Books

Berserker

Fred Saberhagen 1967
The existence of life on earth is threatened by the arrival of the Berserkers, computer-operated death machines that have traveled across the universe as the only remains of an ancient intergalactic war that annihilated two alien races Read More

Brother Assassin / Berseker

Saberhagen, Fred 1969
When the planet Sirgol is targeted for destruction by the Berserker war machines, who plan to travel through time to kill a pivotal scientist in history, Time Operative Derron Odegard becomes the world's only hope. Reprint. Read More

Berserker's Planet

Saberhagen, Fred 1975
A Nebula Award-winning Author Five hundred years have passed since humanity vanquished the Berserker armada. Yet in that struggle a lone Berserker survived. Now single human sacrifices will no longer satisfy this Berserker-god. It is time to offer up the whole human race. Read More

Berserker Man

Saberhagen, Fred 1979
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Ultimate Enemy

Saberhagen 1979

For countless millennia the dreadful Berserker fleets have ranged across the galaxy in a relentless war against all things living. Great irony s it indeed in this war of life against mechanism that while the purposes of Dearth are carried out by ultimately sophisticated devices, the cause of life is represented by one of the least evolved of intelligent species.

For all the star faring races, only Man has brought with him untamed the heritage and instinct for battle; only Man can face The Ultimate Enemy.

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The Berserker Wars

Saberhagen, Fred 1981
Stories tell of the conflict between humans and weapon-machines from another galaxy whose whole purpose is to destroy life Read More

Berserker Base

Anderson, Poul 1985
This collaborative novel, by seven noted science fiction and fantasy authors, pits Lars Kanakuru and a handful of other Berserker prisoners against the entire Berserker fleet, whose mission is to destroy all life Read More

The Berserker Throne

Fred Saberhagen 1985
When Prince Harivarman, an exile on the Radiant Templor--with only his faithful servant, girlfriend, and newly arrived wife--learn that he is the target of an assassin, his salvation lies in an operable Berserker that he must learn to control Read More

Blue Death

Saberhagen, Fred 1985

The Berserker Attack

Fred Saberhagen 1987
Our wars were behind us. Earth had a unified government and for the first time mankind was moving out from the planet of its birth. New worlds were settled and with the wealth of the galaxy at hand, poverty was eliminated. Then out of a clear summer sky came the first Berserker attack. Read More

Berserker Lies

Saberhagen, Fred 1991

[MP3CD audiobook format in vinyl case.] [Read by Paul Michael Garcia] This collection of short stories continues the ongoing saga of the Berserker wars with ''The Machinery of Lies,'' ''Masque of the Red Shift,'' ''In the Temple of Mars,'' ''Brother Berserker,'' and ''Smasher.

'' Our wars were behind us. Mankind was moving out from the planet of its birth. New worlds were settled, and with the wealth of the galaxy at hand, poverty was eliminated. Then out of a clear summer sky came the first berserker attack. The great battles began -- between life and nonlife, between freethinking humanity and the preprogrammed killing machines we came to call berserkers.

And some of those battles would be waged with lies.

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Berserker Kill

Saberhagen, Fred 1993
A renegade Berserker destroyer steals an entire orbiting biological laboratory filled with human zygotes, while a computer falls in love with a woman and must figure out how to acquire a physical body. Reprint. Read More

Berserker Fury

Saberhagen, Fred 1997
Intelligent, space-faring killing machines whose sole purpose is to destroy all biological life, the Berserkers have developed units that can pass for human-created androids to be used to for an all-out attack on humankind, but the humans are one step ahead. Reprint. Read More

Shiva in Steel

Saberhagen, Fred 1998

One Berserker computer has suddenly developed a tactical strategy unlike anything the human opposition has ever seen. Shiva, like the Hindu god of destruction after which it was named, annihilates entire colonies with the help of its fiendish subordinates.

It's up to Commander Claire Normandy to prepare for Shiva's attacks, with the help of Pilot Harry Silver. When the Berserkers approach, a decision is made to destroy the destroyer, whatever the cost. But will Normandy and Silver be ready to discover that something wholly unexpected yet eerily familiar lies gnarled within the steel?

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Berserker Prime

Saberhagen, Fred 2003

Master storyteller Fred Saberhagen continues his Berserker series, detailing humanity's war with the dreaded Juggernaut-like machines programmed to destroy all life in the galaxy.In the Twin World planets, Prairie and Timber, Plenipotentiary Gregor is determined to serve his government.

Even if it means executing innocent Huvean hostages, invaders from another planet. And even though Gregor's granddaughter, Luon, is in love with Reggie, a Huvean.But now the Berserkers are threatening the Twin Worlds, crashing a scoutship, capturing the planets' president, and reprogramming his brain to suit their violent agenda.

And only the Huveans, in a desperate reprieve, can save the Twin Worlds' populace from annihilation.

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Berserker's Star

Saberhagen, Fred 2003

Fred Saberhagen continues his Berserker Series®, a chronicle of a war between humanity and the terrifying race of sentient machines bent on death and destruction. Pilot Harry Silver's name is know throughout the galaxy. While he has defeated his share of Berserkers, he has also stolen a powerful weapon from the Space Force, making him a fugitive from the life he once knew.

Looking for an adventure Harry agrees to bring a passenger aboard his ship: Lily, a woman who is on a quest to retrieve her husband.It won't be easy, as Lily's husband has joined a secretive religious cult on Maracanda, an almost-planet lodged between a shifting black hole and a neutron star.

While the landscape of Maracanda is treacherous, so too, may be the people around Harry Silver. For as the search for Lily's husband deepens, Harry finds himself investigating a larger mystery and looking for missing persons, almost ending up one himself.

And, as always, there is the threat of death from above, in the path of a machine whose only intent is to kill.

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Rogue Berserker

Saberhagen, Fred 2005

Harry Silver has already had a lifetime of trouble from ordinary Berserkers, the automated killing machines programmed an age ago to denude the galaxy of life. Now when his own family is kidnapped, he faces a deviant machine, a good fit for some or all of the Galactic Dictionary's definitions of ROGUE: ROGUE: (1) A deceitful, double-dealing evildoer .

. . (4) A fierce elephant or stamodont that has been banished from the herd . . . (10) Having a peculiarly malevolent or unstable nature . . . (11) No longer loyal, affiliated, or recognized, and hence not governable or accountable . . . erring, apostate.

- Galactic Dictionary of the Common TongueOrdinary Berserkers armed with weapons powerful enough to kill an entire planet were enough of a nightmare. What worse deviltry will a killing machine gone rogue attempt-and even if Silver can stop it, will he ever see his family alive again?

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Berserker Death

Saberhagen, Fred 2005

Ages ago, perhaps before the human race even existed, two war-maddened races fought - and though both are extinct, their Frankenstein weapon, the Berserkers, robotic asteroid-sized warships, still follow their program. And now the relentless death machines have crossed the galaxy, to encounter an equally relentless opponent: humans.

Three complete novels set in a seemingly endless war against death itself: The Berserker Wars: the millennium-long battle between humans and the killing machines, with heroes, cowards, villains - and even a prankster; Berserker: Blue Death: one revenge-obsessed man fanatically pursues the great blue Berserker that men call Leviathan; and Berserker Kill: a Berserker has stolen a biolab filled with human zygotes.

Can its pursuers discover its secret plan before it's too late?

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Publication Order of Gap Books

The Gap into Conflict: The Real Story

Stephen R Donaldson 1990
First Edition, First Printing. Some spine creasing and cover has small section missing at top. Can send picture via email. Fast shipping with tracking number Read More

The Forbidden Knowledge: The Gap Into Vision

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1991

Author of The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant, one of the most acclaimed fantasy series of all time, master storyteller Stephen R. Donaldson retums with the second book in his long-awaited new science fiction series--a story about dark passions, perilous alliances, and dubious heroism set in a stunningly imagined future.

Beautiful, brilliant, and dangerous, Morn Hyland is an ex-police officer for the United Mining Companies--and the target of two ruthless, powerful men.  One is the charismatic ore-pirate Nick Succorso, who sees Morn as booty wrested from his vicious rival, Angus Thermopyle.

  thermopyle once made the mistake of underestimating Morn and now he's about to pay the ultimate price.  Both men think they can possess her, but Morn is no one's trophy--and no one's pawn.Meanwhile, withing the borders of Forbidden Space, wait the Amnioin, an alien race capable of horrific atrocities.

  The Amnion want something unspeakable from humanity--and they will go to unthinkable lengths to get it.In Forbidden Knowledge, Stephen R. Donaldson spins a galaxy-wide web of intrigue, deception, and betrayal that tightens with inexorable strength around characters and readers alike.

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The Dark and Hungry God arises: The Gap Into Power

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1992

A master storyteller, Stephen R. Donaldson established a worldwide reputation with his unforgettable, critically acclaimed fantasy series The Chronicles Of Thomas Covenant. Then, with The Real Story and Forbidden Knowledge, he launched a thrilling new science fiction series.

Now the galactic epic continues as humanity struggles against the forces of ultimate evil—and its own dark nature.The stage is set for confrontation at Billingate—illegal shipyard, haven for pirates and brigands, where every vice flourishes and every appetite can be sated.

Gateway to the alien realm of the Amnion, the shipyard is a clearinghouse for all they require to fulfill their mutagenic plans against humanity.It is here that the fate of Morn Hyland is to be decided amid a kaleidoscopic whirl of plot and counter-plot, treachery and betrayal.

As schemes unravel to reveal yet deeper designs, Morn, Nick, Angus' lives may all be forfeit as pawns in the titanic game played our between Warden Dios, dedicated director of the UMC Police, and the Dragon, greed-driven ruler of the UMC.  Here, the future of humankind hangs on the uncertain fortune of Morn Hyland in a daring novel of epic power and suspense, relentlessly gripping from first page to last.

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The Chaos and Order: The Gap Into Madness

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1994

As the planetoid Thanatos Minor explodes into atoms, a specially-fitted cruiser escapes the mass destruction and hurtles into space only a step ahead of hostile pursuit. On board Trumpet are a handful of bedraggled fugitives from an outlaw world - old enemies suddenly and violently thrown together in a desperate bid for survival.

Among this unlikely crew of allies are Morn Hyland, once a UMC cop, now a prisoner to the electrodes implanted in her brain; her son, Davies, "force-grown" to adulthood by the alien Amnion and struggling to understand his true identity; the amoral space buccaneer Nick Succorso, whose most daring act of piracy could be his last; and Angus Thermopyle, unstoppable cyborg struggling to wrest control of his own mind from his UMC programmers.

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The Gap Into Ruin: This Day All Gods Die

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1996

The Gap series comes to a shattering climax in a cataclysmic showdown that will mean either the survival of all humankind . . . or its absorption and annihilation.   Drifting in space, sabotaged by a crewman tainted with an alien mutagen, the starship Trumpet broadcasts to any ship in range the formula of the mutagen’s antidote—a drug the United Mining Companies has suppressed for its own sinister purposes.

Aboard the crippled ship, the fugitives and survivors—Morn Hyland, an ex-UMCP cop, Angus Thermopyle, a newly freed cyborg, and unwilling saboteur Ciro Vasaczk—must make a desperate gamble. Pursued by the UMCP ship Punisher, threatened by the return of an Amnion combat vessel, they will hijack the police craft by any means necessary—and take it back to Earth.

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Publication Order of The Great God's War Books

Seventh Decimate

Donaldson, Stephen R. 2017

The acclaimed author of the Thomas Covenant Chronicles launches a powerful new trilogy about a prince's desperate quest for a sorcerous library to save his people.Fire. Wind. Pestilence. Earthquake. Drought. Lightning. These are the six Decimates, wielded by sorcerers for both good and evil.

But a seventh Decimate exists--the most devastating one of all...For centuries, the realms of Belleger and Amika have been at war, with sorcerers from both sides harnessing the Decimates to rain blood and pain upon their enemy. But somehow, in some way, the Amikans have discovered and invoked a seventh Decimate, one that strips all lesser sorcery of its power.

And now the Bellegerins stand defenseless.Prince Bifalt, eldest son of the Bellegerin King, would like to see the world wiped free of sorcerers. But it is he who is charged with finding the repository of all of their knowledge, to locate the book of the seventh Decimate--and reverse the fate of his land.

All hope rests with Prince Bifalt. But the legendary library, which may or may not exist, lies beyond an unforgiving desert and treacherous mountains--and beyond the borders of his own experience. Wracked by hunger and fatigue, sacrificing loyal men along the way, Prince Bifalt will discover that there is a game being played by those far more powerful than he could ever imagine.

And that he is nothing but a pawn...But the legendary library lies beyond an unforgiving desert and treacherous mountains. Wracked by hunger and fatigue, sacrificing loyal men along the way, Bifalt will discover that there is a game being played by those far more powerful than he could ever imagine.

And that he is nothing but a pawn....

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The War Within

Donaldson, Stephen R. 2019

Stephen R. Donaldson, the New York Times bestselling author of The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, returns to the world of his Great God’s War fantasy epic as two kingdoms— united by force—prepare to be challenged by a merciless enemy…It has been twenty years since Prince Bifalt of Belleger discovered the Last Repository and the sorcerous knowledge hidden there.

At the behest of the repository's magisters, and in return for the restoration of sorcery to both kingdoms, the realms of Belleger and Amika ceased generations of war. Their alliance was sealed with the marriage of Bifalt to Estie, the crown princess of Amika.

But the peace--and their marriage--has been uneasy.Now the terrible war that King Bifalt and Queen Estie feared is coming. An ancient enemy has discovered the location of the Last Repository, and a mighty horde of dark forces is massing to attack the library and take the magical knowledge it guards.

That horde will slaughter every man, woman, and child in its path, destroying both Belleger and Amika along the way. With their alliance undermined by lingering hostility and conspiracies threatening, it will take all of the monarchs' strength and will to inspire their kingdoms to become one to defend their land, or all is lost.

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Publication Order of The Man Who Books

The Man Who Killed His Brother

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1980

A wounded hero must confront his own worst enemy: himselfMick "Brew" Axbrewder was once a great P.I. That was before he accidentally shot and killed a cop-worse, a cop who happened to be his own brother. Now he only works off and on, as muscle for his old partner, Ginny Fistoulari.

It's a living. And it provides an occasional opportunity for him to dry out.But their latest case demands more than muscle. Brew's dead brother's daughter has disap-peared. His brother's widow wants him and Ginny to investigate. And both of them seem to expect him to sober up.

Because the darkness they're find-ing under the surface of Sunbelt city Puerto del Sol goes beyond one missing teenager. Axbrewder will need all his talents to con-front that darkness. Most of all, he'll need to con-front his own worst enemy-himself.

More than two decades ago, bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson published three novels about Mick Axbrewder and Ginny Fistoulari as paperback originals under the pseudonym Reed Stephens. More recently, under his own name, Donaldson published a new novel in the se-quence, The Man Who Fought Alone.

Now, for Donaldson's millions of readers worldwide, the first of the original books, The Man Who Killed His Brother, appears under Donaldson's own name, in revised and expanded form.

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The Man Who Risked His Partner

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1980

Stephen R. Donaldson is one of America's acclaimed storytellers. But in the 1980s, he published three novels about private investigators Mick Axbrewder and Ginny Fistoulari, as paperback originals under the pseudonym "Reed Stephens." In 2001, Tor published a fourth novel about these characters, The Man Who Fought Alone, this time in hardcover under Donaldson's own name.

Now Donaldson has returned to the first three novels in the sequence, rewriting and expanding them. The Man Who Killed His Brother was the first, and this is the second of the three.Mick "Brew" Axbrewder is a P.I. who's seen better days. Deeply into alcoholism, some time back, he accidentally shot and killed a cop.

Worse, the cop turned out to be his brother. Even worse, in a case not long after that, his partner Ginny Fistoulari blew off her own left hand, protecting him and others.Now Mick works mostly as hired muscle for Ginny. They don't talk much. But their latest client's story doesn't add up.

They're going to have to start working better together. And Brew's going to have to face some of his own worst fears.

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The Man Who Tried to Get Away

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1990

The fifth in the brilliant crime series by the Number One bestselling fantasy author all around the world.Ex-alcoholic private investigator Mick "Brew" Axbrewder is in trouble again - he's taken a bullet in the stomach, and someone wants to finish the job.

His partner, Ginny Fistoulari, is determined to keep him safe, so she takes an 'easy' job, an assignment so straightforward it is practically a vacation. Murder On Cue, Inc. run mystery camps, and their insurance company requires a security presence.

The camp is being held at an isolated hunting lodge, and all Ginny and Brew have to do is show up, play along, and keep their real identities secret. But the game becomes only too real - and Brew and Ginny find themselves at the heart of murder hunt .

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The Man Who Fought Alone

Donaldson, Stephen R. 2001

In a sprawling new novel, Stephen R. Donaldson tells a tale of a hero's dark night of the soul.Mick Axbrewder has enough problems to kill any ten lesser men. He's a recovering alcoholic. He's also healing-painfully and slowly-from a gunshot wound that nearly killed him.

His old partner, Ginny, seems to want as little to do with him as possible. Years ago, he and Ginny worked side by side. That was before he accidentally shot and killed a cop. While drunk. A cop who happened to be his brother.Now Axbrewder-"Brew" to his friends-is trying to make his way back to self-respect.

It isn't easy. It doesn't help that Ginny has moved them to the sprawling, heartless Sunbelt city of Carner, where he can't get the "feel" of the streets. At least he has work, handling security in the booming martial-arts industry centered in Carner.

A world of modern commercial competition and ancient resentments. A world with hidden stakes, over which someone is evidently willing to kill.But Brew's real job isn't the one for which he's been hired. His real job is regaining his own self-respect.

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Publication Order of Mordant's Need Books

The Mirror of Her Dreams

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1986

With The Chronicles of Thomas Covenant, Stephen R. Donaldson changed the face of fantasy fiction forever. In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the astonishing first novel in the two-volume Mordant’s Need series, Donaldson shows us a world of wondrous beauty and seductive illusion, where mirrors hold the deadliest of magics and nothing is what it seems.

  .  .  . The daughter of rich but neglectful parents, Terisa Morgan lives alone in a New York City apartment, a young woman who has grown to doubt her own existence. Surrounded by the flat reassurance of mirrors, she leads an unfulfilled life—until the night a strange man named Geraden comes crashing through one of her mirrors, on a quest to find a champion to save his kingdom of Mordant from a pervasive evil that threatens the land.

Terisa is no champion. She wields neither magic nor power. And yet, much to her own surprise, when Geraden begs her to come back with him, she agrees. Now, in a culture where women are little more than the playthings of powerful men, in a castle honeycombed with secret passages and clever traps, in a kingdom threatened from without and within by enemies able to appear and vanish out of thin air, Terisa must become more than the pale reflection of a person.

For the way back to Earth is closed to her. And the enemies of Mordant will stop at nothing to see her dead.

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A Man Rides Through

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1987

In The Mirror of Her Dreams, the dazzling first volume of Mordant’s Need, New York Times bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson introduced us to the richly imagined world of Mordant, where mirrors are magical portals into places of beauty and terror.

Now, with A Man Rides Through, Donaldson brings the story of Terisa Morgan to an unforgettable conclusion. . . .Aided by the powerful magic of Vagel, the evil Arch-Imager, the merciless armies are marching against the kingdom of Mordant. In its hour of greatest need, two unlikely champions emerge.

One is Geraden, whose inability to master the simplest skills of Imagery has made him a laughingstock. The other is Terisa Morgan, transferred to Mordant from a Manhattan apartment by Geraden’s faulty magic. Together, Geraden and Terisa discover undreamed-of talents within themselves—talents that make them more than a match for any Imager .

. . including Vagel himself.Unfortunately, those talents also mark them for death. Branded as traitors, they are forced to flee the castle for their lives. Now, all but defenseless in a war-torn countryside ravaged by the vilest horrors Imagery can spawn, Geraden and Terisa must put aside past failures and find the courage to embrace their powers—and their love—before Vagel can spring his final trap.

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Publication Order of Short Story Collections

Daughter of Regals & Other Tales

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1984

A short story collection from the New York Times bestselling author—available in trade paperback for the first time. “Donaldson proves that he is as adept at the short story as he is at the novel" (Denver Rocky Mountain News), in this superb collection.

The famous outtake from The Illearth War, “Gilden-Fire,” headlines eight tales of mystics and unicorns, angels and kings—all written with the dazzling style and imagination that have made Stephen R. Donaldson one of the top fantasists of the day.

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Strange Dreams

Stephen R. Donaldson 1993

A new collection of fantasy short stories personally selected by bestselling author Stephen R. Donaldson, these are the "strange dreams" that stir the heart and mind, written by authors past and present - from Rudyard Kipling and Franz Kafka to Theodore Sturgeon, John Varley, Harlan Ellison, and Sheri S.

Tepper.Here are witches, ghosts, a demon child, a boy who never grows old, a prehistoric monster that never died, a dragon in the snow, a wolfman, an unusual private eye, and a very modern woman swallowed by the past. In Patricia A. McKillip's medieval fantasy, "The Lady of the Skulls," a group of knights enter a forbidden tower to find the most precious treasure contained therein - or die in agony.

In "The House of Compassionate Sharers," by Michael Bishop, a human turned into a machine learns to love in a mysterious brothel catering to twisted desires and secret fears.

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Reave the Just and Other Tales

Donaldson, Stephen R. 1998

Stephen R. Donaldson's unique talents have placed his work alongside that of J.R.R. Tolkien and established him as a writer with the rare ability to expand readers' imaginations. Now he presents a magnificent new collection of eight stories and novellas--three of which have never before been published.

This outstanding volume commences with the fablelike title story, "Reave the Just," which highlights one of Donaldson's favorite themes: the individual's power to overcome adversity. This collection also introduces the morbid, soul-taking hero of "Penance," the mysterious beggar woman in the dark fairy tale "The Woman Who Loved Pigs," and the pampered antihero forced to make a choice between virtue and vice in "The Djinn Who Watches Over the Accursed.

"Boasting exotic settings and suspense fueled by sudden plot twists, Reave the Just and Other Tales is a testament to Stephen R. Donaldson's talent to spin unforgettably spellbinding stories, and the astonishing scope of his mastery of magic and myth.

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The Best of Stephen R. Donaldson

Stephen R. Donaldson 2011

Although best known for such epic accomplishments as the ongoing Chronicles of Thomas Covenant and the multi-volume Gap Cycle, Stephen R. Donaldson has also written some of the most distinctive short fiction of recent decades. This generous collection brings together much of the best of that shorter work and provides an ideal showcase for its author s depth, versatility, and consummate literary artistry.

Included here are eleven stories and novellas that run the gamut from horror ( The Conqueror Worm ) to high fantasy ( Daughter of Regals ), from contemporary spiritual drama ( Unworthy of the Angel ) to action-oriented SF ( Animal Lover ), together with such uncategorizable gems as The Killing Stroke, with its unique combination of magic and martial arts, and The Woman Who Loved Pigs, an astonishing account of personal transformation and long-delayed revenge.

In settings that range from the deeply familiar to the wholly imagined, The Best of Stephen R. Donaldson offers a gallery of tales that have the resonance and moral complexity of compact novels. Beneath their often-gaudy surfaces, they show us very real people who confront, and sometimes overcome, extreme adversity, who struggle to find balance and harmony in an inherently chaotic universe.

Each story is the clear product of a master storyteller. Each demands and rewards repeated readings. Together, they form one of the cornerstone volumes of modern fantasy, a book that will be read and treasured by Donaldson s many fans, and by anyone who values imaginative literature at its finest.

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The King's Justice

Donaldson, Stephen R. 2015

Two new, original novellas—Donaldson's first publication since finishing the Thomas Covenant series—are a sure cause for celebration among his many fans.   In The King's Justice, a stranger dressed in black arrives in the village of Settle's Crossways, following the scent of a terrible crime.

He even calls himself "Black," though almost certainly that is not his name. The people of the village discover that they have a surprising urge to cooperate with this stranger, though the desire of inhabitants of quiet villages to cooperate with strangers is not common in their land, or most lands.

But this gift will not save him as he discovers the nature of the evil concealed in Settle's Crossways.   The "Augur's Gambit" is a daring plan created by Mayhew Gordian, Hieronomer to the Queen of Indemnie, a plan to save his Queen and his country.

Gordian is a reader of entrails. In the bodies of chickens, lambs, piglets, and one stillborn infant he sees the same message: the island nation of Indemnie is doomed. But even in the face of certain destruction a man may fight, and the Hieronomer is utterly loyal to his beautiful Queen--and to her only daughter.

The "Augur's Gambit" is his mad attempt to save a kingdom.

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Publication Order of Anthologies

After the King

Greenberg, Martin H. 1991

First published on the hundredth anniversary of J. R. R. Tolkien's birth, After the King presents original stories in honor of Tolkien from some of the finest fantasists of our time. Stephen R. Donaldson, Peter S. Beagle, Terry Pratchett, Charles de Lint, Emma Bull, and many others contribute dazzling tales of high fantasy, fully capturing the spirit and originality of Tolkien's greatest work.

The millions whose lives have been touched by Tolkien will find the same primal storytelling magic here, undiluted and running ever on.

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